Global Administrative Order
Dr. iur., LL.M. (Heidelberg); Attorney at Law (Athens)
Globalization alters the traditional international legal order. It thus enters the domain of law and legal scholarship. The legal globalization agenda is dominated by administrative law approaches to globalization, as globalization is accompanied by the acquisition of regulative powers by various actors beyond the state. This unavoidably leads to the emergence of an administration beyond the state. The paper presents the evolution of a global administrative order as part of a more comprehensive global legal order and of a Global Administrative Law (GAL) as part of a New Public Law. It is made up of three parts. The first part describes the notion, content and features of the emerging global administrative order as part of a broader global legal order. The fragmented and heterarchical nature of the global administrative order is observed through the prism of four more specific global regulatory regimes of this order (environment, health, employment, financial sector). A typology of administrative levels and functions in the global legal order is elaborated in the second part. And the third part assesses the typology elaborated in the context of a more general New Public Law and analyzes the paradigm of the New Administrative Law. It comes to the conclusion that modern administration is a cooperative and globally integrated administration.